Hindu Nationalism News
On 2 October, the New York Times published an advertisement featuring an open letter alleging severe human rights atrocities by the Indian government. As of now, the only responses to it have not been from the Indian government, but from diasporic Hindu organisations on Twitter
When a whole environment of lies exists across media, academic, NGO and governmental platforms, the task of anyone trying to speak the truth and stand for the truth becomes even harder
Organised lies cannot be fought by disorganised truths that are not backed by investment and guided by expertise. That is the bottom line Hindus have to deal with now or never
If one looks at it from the Bharatiya perspective, what is important is ‘dharma’ and its true manifestation through individual and collective actions. You may call the collective action ‘culture’ while the individual action is ‘faith’.
Hindutva is the assertion of Hinduism’s political identity, and its rise is an inevitable force of history
The Congress's motivation to separate the two concepts lies in the political ascendancy of the BJP that has, by Rahul Gandhi’s own admission, overshadowed India's Grand Old Party
That angry Indian debates involve young people pitted against the values of their parents’ generation suggests an upheaval in values lies ahead
Actor Payal Rohatgi’s outburst against Safoora Zargar typifies right wing obsession with Muslim sexuality
The Hindu right-wing discourse around the sexuality and sex lives of Muslim men and women has acquired a particular tone and tenor
India drops two places on global press freedom index, ranked 142nd out of 180 nations; RSF cites pressure to toe 'Hindu nationalist government's line'
Paris-based Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) attributed India's decline on the World Press Freedom Index 2020 to 'pressure on the media to toe the Hindu nationalist government's line'
Modern India has been awash with millenarian ideological projects — from the Left rising in West Bengal of 1970-1972 that ended with the slaughter of 5,000 young people or more by the State and criminal militia; the ethnic-religious carnage let loose from the late-1980s by jihadists in Kashmir or Khalistanis in Punjab.
Will India's economic downturn spur course correction, or will Hindu nationalism enable the decline to perpetuate itself?
That India’s optimistic future is overtaken by concerns about the road ahead. Bangladesh’s rise seems more imminent than India’s. Will economic decline spur course correction? Or, will Hindu nationalism enable the decline to perpetuate itself?
RSS' role in 'nation-building' part of Maharashtra varsity syllabus; Congress rebukes move, points at group's chequered history
The history of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its role in 'nation-building' have been included in the syllabus of a university based in Nagpur, where the Sangh has headquarters
The minority is now officially reconfigured as an obstacle to development, a drain on resources, an alien and socially divisive element that weakens cultural cohesion; a primitive, non-modern and unassimilable remnant of the past.
Islamic State ideology in vulnerable pockets of South India feeds on local grievances to further jihadist agenda
The Islamic State in the Land of al-Shams might be dead—but the in the land of Idli-Sambar, it is giving jihad a new, distinctively southern flavour, blending local grievances and conflicts into its global ideology.
India and the Indian: Hindu nationalism is an inherently secular notion, not a theocratic concept, writes Sreemoy Talukdar
For Hindus, respect for different customs, faiths and religion is not a value to strive for. It is not an inalienable concept to be discussed and adopted with rigour. Pluralism, for Hindus, is a way of life.
India and the Indian: I hope my daughter inherits a country unbound by caste, linguistic strictures, writes Pa Ranjith
Nationalism cannot be sustained by identities like that of the Hindu or the Tamilian. It is about how you can still be united, despite the elements that keep you divided. It is a measure of basic democratic structures
Narendra Modi's 'Khan Market gang' jibe sums up disempowerment of elites, rise of new middle class with a voice
The elites are aghast at Narendra Modi's 'Khan Market gang' jibe, all the more because this paradigm is here to stay. If Modi returns to power on 23 May, Khan Market, too, may fall to the rabble waiting at the gates.
Projecting Narendra Modi as hawkish PM is BJP's 2019 poll plank: Militaristic imagery and rhetoric has replaced talk of vikas
On Monday, canvassing for his Hindu-nationalist party in Maharashtra's Dindori, Modi invoked the Sri Lanka Easter day blast within 24 hours of the tragedy to make his poll pitch
'US ruled by cowboys, India by cowmen': Hindu nationalism takes centre stage ahead of Lok Sabha election
Hindu nationalism, once fringe, has now taken a central place in India's politics ahead of the Lok Sabha election, and the cow has become a symbol of this growing nationalism.
LK Advani led BJP's Hindu nationalism movement in 80s, 90s; espousing diversity today won't erase his past
LK Advani was the driving force behind the BJP's Indian nationalism and Hindutva concepts. Today, when he reminds the party about the BJP's 'respect' for 'diversity' and 'freedom of choice', does he expect them — or us — to believe him?